Prakash Raj, who is a critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met KCR at the latter's official residence.

Prakash Raj calls on Telangana CM KCR over plans to float a Federal FrontImage: Twitter/NainiPavanReddy
news Politics Friday, March 30, 2018 - 07:09

Popular actor Prakash Raj on Thursday called on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad.

They discussed the prevailing political situation and Rao's plans to float a new front of non-BJP and non-Congress parties.

Prakash Raj, who acts in South Indian films and is a bitter critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Rao at the latter's official residence. He later drove to the state Assembly with Rao.

Rao, who is also the President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has been getting support from various quarters for his plans to float a new front.

Prakash Raj met TRS chief a day after former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, called on him to discuss the latest political situation in the country.

The two politicians were reported to have discussed ‘national politics’ as Soren was one of the first people to call KCR and extend his support for a non-BJP and non-Congress 'Federal Front'.

Last week, KCR had visited Kolkata and met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had already announced her support to his efforts to cobble up a front as an alternative to both the BJP and Congress.

A day earlier, KCR emphasised that the Front would be aimed at 'uniting people' and would not just be a coalition of parties. 

“My idea and vision for the federal front is not bringing two or three political parties together for politics. My aim is to unite all sections of people in all the states and work for the development of the country with a common agenda. I want to set up a people’s front,” KCR was quoted as saying.

"Already, there are arguments of North-South discrimination in allotment of funds by the Centre. This is not good for the country or national integrity. I don’t support such arguments but this may lead to a dangerous situation, if rectification measures are not taken,” he added.

KCR also said that states should not 'beg' the Centre for what was rightfully theirs.



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